Partnerships in Dementia Care (PiDC) Alliance

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The Partnerships in Dementia Care (PiDC) Alliance is focused on enhancing dementia care by changing the culture within long-term and community care to better reflect a relationship-centered, partnership approach to care. We are dedicated to improving the care experience and supports provided for persons living with Alzheimer’s Disease or a related dementia, their partners in care, and staff working in care settings. We believe that the quality of care can be improved only when the needs of all persons involved in the care context are valued, recognized, heard and addressed.

The Alliance supports culture change through Culture Change Coalition research sites across Southern Ontario and is co-led by Dr. Sherry Dupuis, Professor in the Recreation and Leisure Studies department at the University of Waterloo, and Dr. Carrie McAiney, Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University.

The PiDC Alliance was funded by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Community-University Research Alliance (CURA) grant and in-kind and financial contributions from Alliance partners.

Our Vision, Mission, and Goals

  1. Apr. 23, 2020iPad Donation Drive
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    iPad Donation Drive

    Connect residents living in long-term care/retirement homes with their friends and family

  2. Apr. 29, 2019Cracked: New Light on Dementia Trent Aging 2019
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                                            Cracked: New light on dementia film to be featured as plenary session - Trent Aging 2019 Take Back Aging

  3. Sep. 5, 2018Cracked: New Light on Dementia Play, New York - September
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    Cracked is coming to the Big Apple! Fri, Sep 21 @ 10am in NYC. Register for the Performing the World conference to attend the screening and Q&A led by Pia Kontos and change the way you think about dementia. Can't make it? Get the film at

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For more information on any of the PiDC Alliance initiatives, contact Sian Lockwood, Knowledge Translation Specialist.

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